Win A TRAVELLER IN TIME on DVD In Our Competition!


History and time travel collide in the classic BBC adaptation of Alison Uttley’s acclaimed novel, A Traveller in Time in which a twentieth century teenager is transported to Elizabethan times where she must try and save Mary Queen of Scots.

This fantastic children’s fantasy drama from 1978 arrives on UK DVD for the very first time on 9th November 2015 courtesy of Simply Media and we’ve two copies to give away to our readers!

When Penelope Taberner (Sophie Thompson – Detectorists) goes to stay with her Uncle Barnabas (Gerald James – The Man with the Golden Gun) and Aunt Tissie (Elizabeth Bradley – Coronation Street) on their remote, ancient Derbyshire farm, she begins to see spooky visions.

Travelling back to Tudor times, she soon uncovers a plot to free Mary Queen of Scots in order to overthrow Elizabeth I. Unfortunately her very own ancestors, the Babington family, are responsible for the treason. Penelope already knows the tragic fate that awaits the Scottish Queen but can she stop history from following its natural course?

This mysterious and charming five-part BBC drama inspired by the real life Babington Plot, was produced and directed by Dorothea Brooking (The Secret Garden), and stars Sophie Thompson in her first TV appearance, alongside the late Simon Gipps-Kent (Great Expectations).

For your chance to win A TRAVELLER IN TIME on DVD, simply comment below telling us which year you’d like to go back in time to and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Thursday 19th November 2015 and two valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• One entry per household
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 2 winners will win 1x A Traveller In Time on DVD
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.


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  1. 1990, a lot of things happened that year that I probably should have taken more seriously and have consequently had a huge impact on my life!

  2. I would go back to the 3rd of December 1957, the day I was born, so I could live my life again and not make the same mistakes.

  3. I’d love to go back to 1066 and be a bystander at the battles of Stamford Bridge and a few days later at Hastings xx

  4. I’d travel back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and stop JFK being shot as I think he was the kind of President who could really have changed the world. Saying that…if they couldn’t get him that day, they would have on another? ;(

  5. To when ever muhammad was born (642 ad?) and kill the little squirt because of him and all his madman ramblings millions have died, more than even hitler and the nazis killer, so i’d like to be the one who stopped him and be a world changer.

  6. I would love to go back to the end of world war one. The celebrations and re buiding of the cities. love London and would love to have seenhow it looked then

  7. Purely selfish reasons for my choice! Back to 1977 to see and experience the original Star Wars in theatres and the effect that it had at the time

  8. 1998 and make some different choices for college! Definately ditch off history! Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany… I’m falling asleep writing this!

  9. i’d go back to 1905 & see how Rasputin managed to gain such influence and power – fascinating & kinda creepy man!

  10. About 20 years ago, when I split with my girlfriend to go with another girl, not knowing what a mistake I had just made. I miss you Kerry and I will never stop loving you.

  11. I would travel back to the early 80s when Videos had just hit the scene, it was a fantastic time for horror fans with all the back catalog of horror films being released on VHS

  12. 1997 – for my wedding day, I had a brilliant day – then I’ll come back to avoid all the crap that came along with the wedding 🙂

  13. I would go back to 1990 May . Just before italia 90 and I would make bets on all football through my life and by the time I arrive where I am now my family will be wealthy we could have a great house nice land and not have to want for anything

  14. I would go back to 1999 not only did I get married, but had my beautiful daughter too… Now that was an amazing year! 🙂

  15. Probably around 1900 – I feel like I lived then…it’s weird but when I see pictures of that time it makes me feel like home! I would love to see how my home city of Bath was back then.

  16. 1 would go back to 1980 when i staeted senior school, i would work alot harder then i did, and have more career choices x

  17. I’d like to go back to the 1970s because there are so many bands that I would have loved to have seen. My two favourite pastimes are music and movies; would love to see T-Rex and Thin Lizzy etc

  18. I’d love to just pop back to the 1970s so that I could see bands like T-Rex and Thin Lizzy. Along with movies, music is my passion, in particular live music.

  19. The year would be 2500 BC, my quest would be to discover the answer to the greatest mystery of all…..the ancient secret of how the pyramids at Giza were really constructed…..and by whom!!!!

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